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“Delicious Food!”

Restaurante Casa Esmeralda
Ranked #31 of 73 Restaurants in Playa Samara
Cuisines: Italian, Costa Rican, Central American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious Food!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We absolutely loved the food here. It was one of the best meals in town and we also had really good service. We had the muscles appetizer served with a spicy yet very delicious sauce, shrimp pasta with avocado sauce and the fried whole snapper. The atmosphere could be a little more festive, but the excellent food and service made up for it.

  • Visited December 2013
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“The Best of Playa Samara”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Recently we had the good fortune to spend nearly a week in Playa Samara, eating at many different restaurants in the town of Samara. Cafe Esmeralda was the best of them. The food was good, with more variety that at many of the other eateries in town. Those in our party of eight who tried seafood were all delighted with their dishes. The service was friendly. (In fact, we had caught a blackfin tuna earlier in the day while fishing--unfortunately, the only thing we caught--and the restaurant agreed to clean, filet and cook it for us for practically nothing.) And the atmosphere was quite pleasant.

This restaurant is not on the main drag in Samara, but just a couple blocks away, so make the effort to find it!

  • Visited December 2013
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Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great seefood”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We had the octopus and the whole fish and they were excellent. So much so that we went back for the same meal the following week.

Visited December 2013
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London
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bravo”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Delicious casado con pescado, without a doubt the best in Samara. Absolutely outstanding sea food and Casa Esmeralda remains our favourite restaurant in Samara.

Visited December 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic seafood at a reasonable price”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Great place for a variety of food at a reasonable price. We ordered the seafood pasta and shrimp with rice and enjoyed the authentic spices used in the dishes. Very good service here too!

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